Monday, December 30, 2013

DECEMBER LEA 6 Review by Victoria Lenoirre

Hey UWA art enthusiasts!

This wonderful month of December on the LEA 6 Full sim is a creation by Giovanna Cerise, Fisicofollia. It opened to the public on December 16th at 1:30pm SLT.

Her work this month is completely abstract. 
Fisicofallia landing area

Fisicofollia refers in a free way to the futurist theater and especially to the futuristic setting, drawn by Prampolini, Balla, Depero and of course Marinetti.

It is designed as a multi-dimensional performance space, in which light and shadow, color and movement are the protagonists. The scene expands to create a multiplicity of perspectives in a continuous emotional tension.

Lines, planes, shapes and colors combine alluding to an invention related to childhood and madness.

The visitor can interact with the environment simply going through it, resulting in different visual impressions. It is recommended to activate the sound, to catch even the auditory sensations in the scene.

I looked up the names (on wikipedia) and here are brief facts about the artists Giovanna mentioned: 

Enrico Prampolini was a futuristic artist from Italy.  His style of painting is semi-abstract to full abstract and he worked in the field of stage design. 

Giacomo Balla was an Italian artist whose work was Futuristic. His pictures capture light, movement, and speed.

Fortunato Depero was a Italian futuristic artist who created toys, tapestries and furniture. 

Filippo Tommasso Marinetti wrote the Futurist Manifesto. Marinetti said  "Art, in fact, can be nothing but violence, cruelty, and injustice." 

To view this sim I found it helpful to cam out, making sure my draw distance was set to 400m or so. If your computer can take it, extend it all the way to 1024 m. Panning your camera view around is also a great way to experience this sim. 

As you walk around, what do you notice about your environment? 

Please do remember to allow sound to play. How does the sound make you feel? The sound was like a dull drumming noise like the beating of a heart or the beating of a drum. There would be a few beats, a pause, then the beating would resume and so on. 

I notice the many shapes, textures and colors scattered all about the sim. The arrangements show movement. You can see light. There is height, magnitude, and magnificence around you when you visit. The odd green could portray how insane persons have a different sense of color than the sane persons. 

This build must have taken a lot of time. Do you see a lot of stairs? I think this sim is full of possibilities and potential...those that are in our own lives. We move along as life moves us. Each year brings new advances in technology and medicine as well as new disadvantages. Are you ready for it or will it make you go crazy?

I think I see mountains, those white jagged structures. You can walk through everything. I think this shows that nothing is impossible to overcome or get through. Our minds are where doubts about the future come from. We can be our own weakness or our own strength. The future is ours. It is up to us what we do in the days and years ahead.

Happy New Year everyone! This is a most fitting masterpiece to get us to consider the future.

Come see it now at LEA 6!

Have fun and enjoy the art!

Victoria Lenoirre

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